Fans were super excited when the rumours of Priyanka Chopra and Aamir Khan's film on Rakesh Sharma went viral. But destiny had some other plans!
At the last moment, Aamir decided to opt out of the movie as he wanted to focus on adaptation of the Mahabharata. And later he requested Shahrukh Khan to work on the movie. As per recent reports, Shahrukh has already said yes to the movie but Priyanka Chopra has opted out of it. Read details below.
What Happened When Aamir Left The Film
As per a report in Spotboye, ''When Aamir pulled out of the film, astronaut Rakesh Sharma was not amused. Rakesh had thought, that in Aamir, he had found an excellent actor and a perfect match to portray him on screen.''
Aamir Is A Responsible Person
Aamir also felt, that Team Salute should not be left in the lurch. So, he decided to set up the stage to ensure the project does not suffer after his exit. Aamir strongly felt that the person who would do equal justice to Salute as him, is Shahrukh Khan. Aamir called SRK and told him why he was leaving the project and that he would love it, if he could take up the film.
SRK Loved The Script
SRK loved the role and story. It is as good as confirmed, from his side. iddharth Roy Kapur is heaving a sigh of relief. He's now back to being happy! Vidya Balan's hubby felt that the project would get derailed when Aamir decided to opt out of it. But thanks to Aamir - All Is Well!
PC & SRK Don't Work Together Now
Another source informed Deccan Chronicle, "It's quite elementary, really. PeeCee and Shahrukh don't work together. It's a casting taboo that the whole industry knows. When Aamir was replaced by SRK in the Rakesh Sharma biopic, Salute, Priyanka had to go too."
They Are Looking For Priyanka's Replacement
''It's also for this reason that Priyanka is unlikely to be seen in the third part of the Don series. Says a source close to the project, "No matter what they say, the fact is that the Don team, producers Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar, are on the lookout for a replacement for Priyanka in the third film."
On a related note, when Indian Express asked Priyanka Chopra about the same, she said, "I have finalised two-three scripts. Now, I am left to make announcements. Yes, Rakesh Sharma biopic was one of them. I was approached for that film when Aamir was doing it. We were supposed to do in 2019. Now, I don't know.''
When specifically asked if Aamir had quit the film, Priyanka replied, "Aamir is not in the film now."
When mentioned about SRK replacing Aamir in the film, Priyanka said "I don't know. I haven't got any confirmations. I haven't spoken to Sid or Mahesh sir. As soon as I know, I will see."